Arts University Bournemouth Staff Email

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Staff Profiles

There is excellent staffing for the Foundation course; each Pathway has specialist staff who have very specific knowledge and experience. Some lecturers and technicians work also across different areas and provide more generic support. This includes tutorials with guidance for higher education applications, sketchbook development and drawing. In the first stage of the course staff will support students in selecting the appropriate pathway.

Tim Edgar

Head of School – Preparation for Higher Education

Tim Edgar joined the Arts University in 2000 as Pathway Leader in Photography. He has an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales and worked in the commercial world before starting to teach in 1990. He has a wealth of experience as a lecturer, working within a range of contexts from Community Based Education to MA level. He is a Lead Examiner for the UAL Foundation award. His own Fine Art based Photographic work has been published in many journals and he has released 2 books, “Rookery” and “Insect Theatre”. As Acting Head of School he is a safeguarding officer, and sits on several AUB committees including Academic Standards and Quality (ASQ) and Academic Board. View full profile

Simon Frend

Pathway Leader 3D (Art, Craft & Design)

Simon studied for a ‘Foundation Diploma in Art and Design’ at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design (Now AUB) and later ‘Design in Metals’ and ‘Applied Arts’ at Plymouth College of Art and Design and Camberwell College of the Arts.

After graduating, he produced and sold sculptural work through Berkeley Square Gallery, London and managed shared artists’ studios for a collective of 10 practitioners in Plymouth. During this time he also lectured on ND and Foundation programs in Plymouth before starting at AUB in 1999 as a visiting lecturer. He became full time in 2001taking up the post of Pathway Leader for 3D (Art, Craft and Design) on the Foundation Diploma. His main areas of interest are contemporary craft and architecture. View full profile

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